Friday, December 14, 2007

'Tis the season

...for thinking about the New Year. Yes, The New Year. It looms large and important, and only a few weeks away. I'm smiling as I write this because really, does the world feel any different on January 1 than it did on December 31? Maybe for some it does, but for me? Not a bit. Still, I love the idea of a fresh slate, even if only as a place for jotting new notes and goals.

Yes, goals. That's what I'm thinking about at this point in the season. You've already noticed I'm one of those type-A, cleaning-crazy people so I sincerely doubt you'll be at all surprised to learn that I set goals for myself at the beginning of every year. This year I'm keeping the goal setting to a minimum. Why? Because I've got a few novels coming out next year and I figure they'll keep me hopping. Why heap any extra pressure on myself? Besides, it's always all right to exceed one's goals, isn't it? This year's items, although few, are no less important to me than last year's list. I'm hopeful that I'll follow through on the goals I set for myself during this holiday season.

What are my goals? I won't bore you completely with the details but there are three: one is for personal growth, one is aimed at my career and the third has to do with making the world a better place, even if it's only in a small way. (I figure if we all do our small part, the world will eventually be a happy, healthy place for everyone. )

So 'tis the season for setting New Year's goals in our house. Next, 'tis the season for baking cookies!

Have a great weekend!


Jenn said...

Keeping it down to three this year is really good for you, LOL!! You know I don't set goals now do I?!

Sarita Leone said...

Jenn, you're so funny! Thanks for stopping by. And I know you don't make goals. But whether or not you want to admit it, you get lots and lots done. :)


Kathleen said...

Congratulations on those new novels!

Sarita Leone said...

Thank you Kathy! :)